Portage joins Central Manitoba Tourism
Central Manitoba Tourism chair Tyler King, left, welcomes Vern May, chair of the Island on the Prairies tourism initiative, to the CBT family earlier this week in Portage la Prairie. (Submitted)
As of 2018, Portage la Prairie will officially be a member of Central Manitoba Tourism.
The tourism organization announced this week that the City of Possibilities will join a handful of other communities – including Morden, Carman and Altona – that make up 'the heart of Manitoba' in an initiative that sets out to strengthen partnerships to develop and enhance exceptional experiences for visitors while contributing economic strength and growth of the region.
“Even prior to my arrival in Portage la Prairie, I recognized the great work that Central Manitoba Tourism has been doing to entice visitors to explore the great slate of experiences that await in this region,” says Vern May, chair of the Island in the Prairies tourism initiative. “I believe that we need to embrace the opportunities to think across municipal boundaries and recognize our shared opportunities as it relates to tourism.”
Central Manitoba Tourism chair Tyler King officially welcomed May and the Portage area to the family this week during a stop in Portage la Prairie.
“Regional tourism provides an opportunity for centres large and small to work together in creating memorable experiences for travellers,” says King. “Collaboration allows us to create a larger reach and partnerships to help grow our communities.”
For information on what Central Manitoba Tourism has to offer visit centralmbtourism.ca.